Democratic Congressman Complains Congress is Underpaid (Video)
|Virginia's Democratic Congressman, James Moran|
He said, "We will not rest until we build an economy that's ready for America's future".
Blah, blah, blah.
Then he goes out and has played over 100 rounds of golf at an average of 4 hours per round, equal to about 10 weeks of work...during the worst economy since the Great Depression.
He has already taken three vacations this year. In fact he has taken an amazing 17 vacations in the last 2.5 years, including one per month in 2013. His last vacation in Hawaii cost the tax payer about 6 million bucks. That was just one vacation. I guess when he said that he would never rest...he meant rest from vacations.
Currently, Congress has a spectacular 79% DISAPPROVAL rating..and at least one of them wants more than the current $174,000 salary (plus perks)...because he says that Congress is the "Board of Directors for the largest economic entity in the world".
That is almost too much for me to absorb. "Board of Directors? Whatever happened to being a Civil Servant? Not enough money in that I guess. Is Congress a Corporation or a constitutional republic of the people and for the people? (Many would argue that we were sold out with the "Act of 1871" and indeed we have legally become a corporation, but that is for another article)
If they want to give themselves a raise they certainly can. In 1989 Congress passed an amendment to give themselves automatic raises every year. Every year. Feeling sick yet? In 1990, Congress salary was $98,000, so it has already nearly doubled in 24 years. Not a bad gig if you can get it I guess, the one down side may be that you have to SELL YOUR SOUL, but hey, that's trendy these days.
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